Does the ‘Sleepy Girl Mocktail’ Really Offer Better Beauty Sleep?

TikTok’s favourite sleep inducing bedside beverage.
Published: February 1, 2024
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There are a lot of beverages that have sat on our bedside table over the years. A hot cup of peppermint tea, a Stanley cup of ice water, and of course, a glass of red wine sipped over an addictive novel, but a ‘sleepy girl mocktail’ is the latest bedside beverage that TikTok wants us to try.

Designed for all the hot girlies out there who have trouble sleeping, the ingredients are supposedly designed to help you drift off into beauty sleep.

It’s no surprise that trends like the ‘sleepy girl mocktail’ are trending online, with one in three adults getting insufficient sleep each night. We’re all hanging out for a few extra precious moments of rest, and if that comes in the form of a tasty mocktail then we’re all ears.

A sweet after dinner treat and the promise of peaceful slumber equals a hashtag with 32.9 million views.

How To Make A Sleepy Girl Cocktail?

The original creator of the sleepy girl mocktail was TikTok’s Gracie Norton. The video, which has more than a million views, inspired many more creators to make their own, attesting that it helped them drift off to sleep like nothing else.

A key part of a sleepy girl mocktail is that they are easy to make. It’s late, we’re tired, and have likely looked after everyone else before attending to our needs. So, it’s simple to put together and is simply mixed into one, sleep-worthy solution.

The Sleepy Girl Mocktail Recipe


  • Ice (extra points if you’ve frozen some lemon or berries into it for aesthetic value)
  • ½ cup of pure tart cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon on magnesium powder
  • Sparkling water or your favourite flavoured soda (lemon-lime is widely loved)


  1. Place some ice in your aesthetic cup of choice
  2. Add your tart cherry juice
  3. Whisk in the magnesium powder
  4. Top off with soda

Why Does The Sleepy Girl Mocktail Make You Sleepy?

While there aren’t any long-term studies on the impact of the sleepy girl cocktail, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that both tart cherry juice and magnesium can help with sleep.

Tart cherry juice contains melatonin, a sleep hormone that many take as a supplement to help with their napping. It is supposed that adding this juice to your bedtime routine increases the amount of melatonin your body has already made, helping you to drift off quicker.

Studies have found that magnesium supplementation can work on primary insomnia, helping with sleep time, sleep efficiency and early morning awakening.

So – it seems like TikTok is onto something here.

“I love that tart cherry juice is taking off. I’ve been drinking it for years to help my insomnia. I hope it’s not missing at the store now,” one user wrote.

Should You Make Your Mocktail A Cocktail?

While some might attest that alcohol helps them drift off to sleep, it’s not conducive to good sleep quality or length. So – we would suggest going the sober route, and not adding any vodka to your mocktail.

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